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What appeals court says cops should know about prone positioning

Bolick v. City of East Grand Rapids (MI), is a civil rights action against police, alleging the use of excessive force in the excited delirium death of a mentally ill and highly combative 30-year-old who had been “freaking out” and threatening to kill his father - Full Story

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SF officers fatally shoot suspect near police station

SF officers fatally shoot suspect near police station

Earlier in the day the same man had asked some officers about their guns and ammunition - Full Story

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Ohio cop says he secretly recorded to protect himself

Officer secretly recorded himself for about 15 years after supervisor red-flagged him for repeatedly using force and getting high number of complaints - Full Story

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Man shoots at 2 San Francisco Bay Area cops

Man accused of shooting at two police officers has been apprehended after a lengthy manhunt - Full Story

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Texas cop fatally shoots man who opened fire

Man got out of his car and raised his hands as if surrendering during the July 28 stop. He then pulled out a gun and opened fire.

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Video: Texas cop fatally shoots man who opened fire

Man got out of his car and raised his hands as if surrendering during the July 28 stop. He then pulled out a gun and opened fire - Full Story

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Calif. gunman killed, cop and bystander shot in gunbattles

Officials have released details and video of the Nov. 22 gunbattles between an armed parolee and an officer and two sheriff's deputies that left the parolee dead and the officer and a bystander wounded.

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Video: Calif. gunman killed, cop and bystander shot in gunbattles

Nov. 22 gunbattles between an armed parolee and an officer and two sheriff's deputies left the parolee dead and the officer and a bystander wounded - Full Story

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Shots fired on LA police car; no one hurt

Two officers were responding to a radio call and driving slowly in a neighborhood when they saw the muzzle flash of a rifle pointed in their direction.

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Shots fired on LA police car; no one hurt

Officers were responding to a radio call and driving slowly in a neighborhood when they saw the muzzle flash of a rifle pointed in their direction - Full Story



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